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The Orsay Museum is a national museum located in Paris 7th arrondissement near the National Assembly, opposite the Place de Concorde and the Jardin des Tuileries, inaugurated in 1986 on the left bank of the Seine. The Orsay Museum and the Center Pompidou are ranked first in the charts, according to a study carried out by the journal des Arts. On the eve of the Universal Exhibition of 1900, the state gave way to the Orleans Railway Company, which, disadvantaged by the eccentric position of the Austerlitz station, was planning to build at the Place du Palais d Orsay a more central terminal station. The station and its hotel, built in two years, were inaugurated for the exhibition Universelle, on July 14, 1900. In 1973, the Direction des Musées of France was already considering the establishment in the station of Orsay of a museum where all the arts of the second half of the nineteenth century would be represented.

The interior layout of the museum was realized by a team of scenographers and architects under the direction of Gae Aulenti. With Italo Rota, Piero Castiglioni (consultant for lighting), and Richard Peduzzi (for the presentation of the architecture), Gae Aulenti focused on creating a unified presentation within a wide variety of volumes, in particular by the homogeneity of the materials used: stone covering on the floor and on the walls. This arrangement corresponds to the excess volume of the old station. Exhibitions: Césane and Pissarro (1865-1885). On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the death of the painter, the Musée d’Orsay pays homage to him, from 1 March 2006 to 28 May, as well as Camille Pissarro, the two Impressionists worked side by side between 1865 and 1885. Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), born on January 19, 1839 in Aix en Provence, d. 1863, proposes paintings to the jury of the Official Salon of Paris. They will always be refused (except 1 portrait in 1882). Cammille Pissarro (1830-1903) born on 10 July 1830 on the island of Saint Thomas, Danish colony of the West Indies. Pissarro attended the workshop of the Swiss painter and participated for the first time in 1859 at the Official Salon of Paris.

The address of the Orsay Museum: 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur – 75007 Paris
Entry museum and exhibitions by the square: 1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur

Opening hours of the Musée d’Orsay: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Thursday from 10 am to 9.45 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm
opening from 9:00 am from June 21 to September 18, the evacuation from 17:30, 21:15 on Thursday.
the museum is open on Easter Sunday, 25 May, 14 July, 1 November and 11 November.

Public transportation:
Metro: station Solférino (line 12) or National Assembly – Bus: 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94.
RER C: station Musée d’Orsay – Orsay Museum station
Boat: Batobus – You can find a taxi: rue de Solferino and quai Anatole-France
car parks: Deligny, Louvre, Montalembert
Free access for children under 18 years.

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